setup journaling for root partition

Julien Cigar jcigar at
Tue May 21 09:40:46 UTC 2013

gjournal should not be used anymore as it has been implemented in the 
file system code ...

On 05/21/2013 11:24, s m wrote:
> thanks Michael
> this is what i've done (based on the FreeBSD handbook): creating a
> partition for journal, go to single user mode, unmount desired partition
> (for example /usr), load gjournal, add journal partition to /usr partition.
> this procedure works well for user and other partitions except root because
> i can not unmount it.
> should i set up journaling in fixit mode with gpart? how? i try different
> ways but none of them work for me:((
> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 10:36 AM, Michael Sierchio <kudzu at>wrote:
>> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 10:59 PM, s m <sam.gh1986 at> wrote:
>>> hello everybody
>>> i want to setup a journal partition for my root partition. but i do not
>>> know how to do that. in FreeBSD handbook, it is done in single user mode,
>>> unmount the desired partition and assign the journal partition to it. i
>>> test this procedure and it is done for /usr partition but for root
>>> partition, it can not be unmount in single user mode.
>> See the man page on gjournal
>>       To configure journaling on the UFS file system using gjournal, one
>> should
>>       first create a gjournal provider using the gjournal utility, then run
>>       newfs(8) or tunefs(8) on it with the -J flag which instructs UFS to
>> coop-
>>       erate with the gjournal provider below.
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